Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women, 9/10-11


Friday Sept 10, 6:30-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest
Saturday Sept 11: 9:30am-4pm: workshop
5pm: after-party for volunteers & attendees, location TBA

Pivotal Labs
731 Market Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Pivotal offices are on Market Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, near the Powell and Montgomery BART stations. They are wheelchair accessible. Secure bike parking available inside.

Sarah Mei, Sarah Allen, and Desi McAdam

We are announcing this last minute, but we are inspired by Desi to do a smaller, experimental Rails 3 workshop. There may be some rough edges, but we expect to have fun, as usual.

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. To register, you must identify as a woman. Men, you are welcome to come if you find a woman who wants to learn Ruby and Rails who will register and bring you as a guest.

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information. We'll meet up Install Fest day to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops are all welcome. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own computer.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will require childcare. We have a couple of prospective volunteers. If you tell us soon, we'll make it happen.

We are looking for additional volunteers, both folks who know Ruby on Rails to TA and people who are willing to help with logistics. Please sign up here: (

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to send a message to the organizers.